Extend Your Stay in Portland


In the Mississippi Historic District of Portland, Oregon, builders Jeff Gantert and Brad Bloom have put up three tiny, vernacular cottages that are available as rentals on an unusual (but highly likable) basis: for one month at a time.

Gantert and Bloom were inspired by the historical architecture of their neighborhood, and the cottages are built with loving, artistic attention to detail: kitchen wallpaper made from old flour sacks, flattened olive oil tins used to shed rain outside, deep-set windows and doors and built-in bookshelves, among many other architectural touches.

We caught up with Jeff Gantert via email to ask him a few questions about the cottages themselves and the short-term rental business.